Spanish

  • SPANISH 6

    This course introduces students to the Spanish language and cultures in which Spanish is spoken. A communicative approach to language acquisition helps to foster basic proficiency in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 

    Checkpoint A Topics include: Personal Identification, Family Life, House & Home, Education, Community & Neighborhood. 

    5 Periods Per Week - Full Year

     

    SPANISH 7

    Students will continue to develop and integrate the communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Vocabulary study is enhanced as more advanced grammatical structures are added. Students work to develop a familiarity and understanding of the cultural environments where Spanish is spoken and various aspects of everyday living. This course follows Spanish 6, which students took in sixth grade.

    Checkpoint A Topics include: Food & Drink, Mealtaking, Health & Wellness, Sports & Leisure, Travel (part I).

    5 Periods Per Week - Full Year

     
     
    SPANISH 8

    The successful completion of Spanish 7 is a prerequisite for this course. By the end of this course, students are expected to demonstrate a measurable degree of communicative competency both in speaking and writing in Spanish, as mandated by Checkpoint A, the curriculum guide designed by New York State. The course concludes with the students taking the Checkpoint A exam. The final average from this course will be included on the high school transcript and is
    included in the total cumulative high school average. 1 Unit of High School Credit

    Checkpoint A Topics include: Leisure, Shopping, Travel (part II), Daily Routine, Physical Environment. 

    5 Periods Per Week - Full Year

     

    INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH

    This course is an introductory course for students in grade 8. A strong emphasis is placed on communication and the integration of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Thematic vocabulary and grammar are acquired gradually as students build interpersonal communicative skills. Students work to develop a familiarity and understanding of the cultural environments where Spanish is spoken and various aspects of everyday living. Students who successfully complete this course will go on to Spanish II in the high school.

    5 Periods Per Week - Full Year

    *Students who did not take a world language in grade 6 or grade 7 must enroll in Introduction to Spanish in order to meet New York State graduation requirements. This does not pertain to classified students who have been exempt from world language study by the CSE.